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The Most Important Excel Skills Accounting and Finance Professionals Must Have

If you work in the accounting or finance fields, you are almost guaranteed to spend some time in Microsoft Excel. This quintessential spreadsheet program has remained relevant for decades, mainly due to its flexibility, versatility, and user-friendly design. Excel can also provide data-driven insights that can help facilitate business decisions and client recommendations. Plus, it… Read more »

The Impact of AI on IT Operations

While still largely considered a fledgling technology, artificial intelligence (AI) is already making a significant mark in the world of IT operations. AI has the ability to improve tech support processes, optimize infrastructure, and even predict potential breakdowns, providing the ability to intervene before disaster strikes. The full impact AI will have on IT operations… Read more »

The Squires Group, Inc. Ranks #13 on BBJ’s Top 50 Women-Owned Businesses List

ANNAPOLIS, MD, August 20, 2018 – The Squires Group, Inc. (TSGi) announced it has been named to the Baltimore Business Journal’s (BBJ) 50 Largest Women-Owned Businesses list. BBJ publishes this list on an annual basis and the ranking is based on the number of employees in the Baltimore area. TSGi was ranked #13 on this… Read more »

Recruiting and Hiring Remote Employees

Adding remote employees to your team can be an excellent idea, particularly if you are battling against skill gaps or a relatively drained talent pool in your local area. However, when you are looking to increase your remote workforce, you can’t necessarily rely on the same recruitment and hiring mechanisms as you use for your… Read more »

Every IT Professional Should Have These Soft Skills

IT professionals often focus on developing their technical skills as a means of advancing their careers. While hard skills are certainly a must, certain soft skills are also essential for success. If you are wondering which soft skills provide employers with the most value, potentially leading to more lucrative opportunities, here are a few that… Read more »

Are You Familiar With the Three “R’s” of Resume Writing?

If you run a search on how to write a resume, the sheer volume of information available can be intimidating. Keeping all of the details straight is often challenging, and trying to keep up with every tip and trend nearly impossible. Luckily, there is a simple approach that can make the task of crafting a… Read more »

Nancy Squires attended first annual “Giving HART Society” appreciation dinner

HART for Animals in Western MD held their first annual “Giving HART Society” party and appreciation dinner for their large donors. Since its inception, Nancy and The Squires Group have contributed over $700,000 to HART for Animals, an organization located in Deep Creek Lake – a resort community in Garrett County Maryland. In the beginning,… Read more »

IT Management Certifications That Will Help Advance Your Career

In the world of IT, having the right certifications can have a significant impact on your career. Often, specific certs will be required to land particular roles. At times, having certain credentials can set you apart from other applicants. While earning certifications can take time and diligence, as well as a financial investment on your… Read more »

IT Jobs You May Have Trouble Filling

It’s no secret that IT talent is in short supply. Low unemployment and skill gaps plague companies across the country, harming strategic and business goals. However, some tech vacancies are harder to fill than others, particularly since competition for top-tier performers in specific areas is high. Professionals capable of working with cutting-edge technology are almost… Read more »

How to Evaluate the Fit Factor Through a Phone Screen

When you need to find the ideal candidate for your open position, conducting a phone screen is an excellent addition to the hiring process. It gives you the ability to assess whether the applicant is a potential fit for the role without the amount of time or energy required to schedule and conduct in-person interviews.… Read more »